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Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

1 year 10 months 1 day ago July 21, 2015 Jul 21, 2015 Tuesday, July 21 2015 July 21, 2015 11:51 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's career homerun leader.

The decade-long investigation and prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended quietly Tuesday morning when the DOJ said it would not challenge the reversal of his felony conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A jury convicted Bonds in 2011 of obstruction of justice for giving a meandering answer to a federal grand jury when asked about injections. A federal appeals court overturned that conviction in April.

The DOJ could have asked the high court to take the case. But the DOJ has filed a one-paragraph notice with the appeals court saying it wouldn't challenge the lower court ruling.

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